The new IPCC report.

The new report from the International Panel on Climate Change substantially confirms previous findings. Full details are available here. You can read the summary here.There is no disagreement among the authors about the confidence of the predictions. Only one dissenting author expressed disappointment at the lack of emphasis on mitigation and adaptation. There is no … Continue reading The new IPCC report.

Isle of Wight Coastal Path revived?

It seems that Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Defra, Richard Benyon, is to revisit an earlier decision to exclude the Isle of Wight from the order developing the National Coastal Path. Real stop go politics, reported in the Isle of Wight County Press

Marine Planning Strategic Scoping Report Published

A report on key marine activities has been published today by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The Strategic Scoping Report (SSR) identifies natural resources and activities – both recreational and industrial – in England’s marine area, and will inform marine plans that are being developed to shape the future of our seas. The SSR is … Continue reading Marine Planning Strategic Scoping Report Published

Understanding ABP

Posted on 09 Mar 2013 Inevitably, the Port of Southampton has a massive influence on the way the Solent works. So SPS were delighted to take the opportunity of a conversation with Doug Morrison, the Port Director, Ray Blair ,the  deputy Harbourmaster, and Sue Simmonite, the Environment manager.  We ranged over several topics, and what … Continue reading Understanding ABP

Conference Cue

The Solent is NOT self sufficient in energy production, but several energy projects are planned for the area. So what do we have to do? How will it affect us and our environment? Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG (British Airways and Iberia) was questioned about the likely effect of shale gas development on oil prices … Continue reading Conference Cue